Lenovo to build Cingular HSDPA into laptop

Jan 04 2006 - 10:41 AM ET | 3G, Backpage, CES

CES 2006 - Laptop maker Lenovo will build support for Cingular's 3G network technology into an upcoming laptop model. This saves users from the expense of getting a card and also keeps the PC card slot free. Several companies (including Lenovo) announced similar deals last year, but this is the first for the speedy HSDPA tech. The computers will be able to switch seamlessly from UMTS/HSDPA to EDGE in areas where 3G service is not available.

Cingular-enabled ThinkPad notebooks are expected to be available beginning in the second quarter of this year.

CES this year should be a great show for HSDPA, Samsung is showing off a handset and there will be a demo network set up on the show floor.